Japan jobless rate falls to 3.0 percent in July

August 29, 2016 7:33 PM EDT

Job-seekers rest on a bench at a job fair held for graduates in Tokyo November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.0 percent in July from the previous month, data by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed on Tuesday.

The median estimate from a Reuters poll of economists was for a rate of 3.1 percent, unchanged from June.

The jobs-applicants ratio was unchanged from June at 1.37, separate data by the labor ministry showed. The median estimate was for a ratio of 1.38.

A full table can be seen on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications at:


(Note: The jobs-to-applicants ratio and new job offers can be seen in Japanese on the labor ministry's website.)

(Reporting by Sumio Ito; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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